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travertine

noun trav·er·tine \ˈtra-vər-ˌtēn, -tən\

: a light-colored type of rock that is used especially in buildings

Full Definition of TRAVERTINE

:  a mineral consisting of a massive usually layered calcium carbonate (as aragonite or calcite) formed by deposition from spring waters or especially from hot springs
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Origin of TRAVERTINE

French travertin, from Italian travertino, trevertino, from Latin tiburtinus, adjective, of travertine, literally, of Tibur (Tivoli)
First Known Use: 1730

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